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NameOriginDescription
Goddess name "Biliku" N Amerian Goddess of weavery, storytelling, arts and crafts Native American
Spirit name "Bilwis" Teutonic A maleficent spirit who was active on Walpurgis night and wrought havoc to the crops. Teutonic
King name "Binzuru-Sonja" Japan One of the pupils of Buddha, the first of the sixteen Rakan. Rakan with grey hair and long eyebrows. Originally he was a retainer of the king, Uuten. He became a priest and attained miracle power by performing Arakan's vow. It is said that he was praised by Shaka for he used the miracle power for the world and that he didn't enter Nirvana and made efforts cultivating ordinary people. He was worshipped on the above in Theravada Buddhism, however, many are worshipped in restaurants in China. He is enshrined in front of a temple in Japan. It is believed that stroking him eliminates distresses. Japan
God name "Birdu" Mesopotamian / Babylonian - Akkadian Minor chthonic underworld god. Consort of MANUNGAL and syncretized with NERGAL....
Goddess name "Birrahgnooloo" Australian aboriginal Creator goddess. She is recognized by several aboriginal clans as the chief consort of BAIAME, the creator god. Revered as the all-mother of humankind and creator of living things on earth, her role largely parallels that of Baiame. Traditions suggest that during the Dreamtime she planted vegetation as she moved through the primordial world, fashioning creatures from clay and breathing spirit into human beings. Her eldest son is DARAMULUM or Gayandi, regarded as an intermediary between Baiame and humankind....
"Bisal Mariamna" India Shakti of Sunlight in Mysore. Symbolized by a brass pot full of water called the Kunna-Kannadi or 'eye mirror'. India
God name "Bishamon" Japan One of the seven gods of luck and the Buddhist patron of warriors. Japan
Deities name "Bishamon" Shinto / Japan God of luck. One of seven deities concerned with fortune, he appears as a warrior clad in full armor holding a spear in one hand and a toy pagoda, identified as a “tower of treasure” in the other. He has been linked with the Buddhist god Vaisravana (KUBERA)....
"Biston" Greek A son of Ares. Bistonians The Thracians; so called from Biston, son of Mars, who built Bistonia on the lake Bistonis. Greek
Deities name "Bitol" Mayan A sky god and one of the creator deities who participated in the last two attempts at creating humanity. Mayan
"Bitru aka Sytry" Greek Great Prince of Hell who appears in the form of a leopard with the wings of a griffon.
God name "Bladud" Welsh God of the Sun Welsh
"Bleidablik [vast splendour]" Scandinavian The abode of Baldur, the Scandinavian Apollo.
God name "Blinded Angel" Catholic The devil Satan. According to Pope John Paul II the devil exists in perpetual darkness because he has blinded himself to the light and beauty of God. Catholic
"Blud" Wendish A Will-o'-the-wisp and is the soul of an unbaptized child. Wendish
Angel name "Blue Men" Scotland The fallen angels were driven out of Paradise in three divisions, one became the Fairies of the land, one the Blue Men in the sea and one the Nimble Men . . . or Merry Dancers of the sky. Campbell. Superstitions of Scotland.
Angel name "Blue Men of the Minch" Islands Blue Men of the Minch, fallen angels who dwell in the strait between Long Island and the Shiant Islands and responsible for sudden thunderstorms and shipwrecks.
Spirit name "Bmola" Abenaki bird spirit. Abenaki
God name "Bo Hsian" Taoist / Chinese God. The Taoist counterpart of the Buddhist deity SAMANTABHADRA. Usually depicted upon a white elephant. He is considered to be a god of wisdom....
Goddess name "Boaliri" Australia The younger of the two sister goddesses that created life. The other was Waimariwi. Australia
Goddess name "Boann (she of the white cows)" Celtic / Irish River goddess. The local goddess of the river Boyne. She is one of the consorts of the DAGDA, alternatively of a minor local deity Elcmar, cuckolded by the Dagda who sent him away on an errand for nine months. The mother of Angus mac Og.See also AENGUS....
God name "Bochica" Chibcha Supreme Sun god and a god of law Chibcha
Goddess name "Bod" Indian The divinity invoked by Indian women who desire fecundity. Children born after an invocation to Bod must be redeemed, or else serve in the temple of the goddess. Indian
Spirit name "Bodachs" Scotland Malicious house spirits of the Scottish Highlands in the form of a shriveled old man who lives up the chimney in the daytime and comes out at night to punish naughty children. Scotland
"Bodhisattva (one whose essence is perfect knowledge)" Buddhist / northern India, Tibet, China / Japan Generic title for a buddha-designate. Any one of the earlier stages of a future buddha. Depicted wearing regal dress and trappings, including a crown. The most significant include AVALOKITESVARA, MAITREYA and MANJUSRI....
Angel name "Boel" Zohar The angel with the keys to the Garden of Eden. He's also in charge of Saturn. Zohar
Hero name "Boeotus" Greek A son of Poseidon or Itonus and Arne (Antiope or Melanippe), and brother of Aeolus. He was the ancestral hero of the Boeotians, who derived their name from him. Greek
Ghost name "Bogeyman" Scotland Boogyman, or bogyman, is a legendary ghost-like monster often believed in by children. The bogeyman has no specific appearance. The term bogeyman is also used metaphorically to mean a person or thing of which someone else has an irrational fear.
Spirit name "Boggart" Scotland A local hobgoblin or spirit. Scotland
"Bogie or Bogle" Scotish A bugbear (Scotish form of bug).
"Bogles" Scotland A form of Goblin with a very nasty temperament.
Spirit name "Bokwus" Kwakiutl fearsome spirit in the great North Western American Forests. Kwakiutl
Goddess name "Boldogasszony" Pre - Christian Hungarian Tutelary goddess. The guardian deity of women and children, she became syncretized with the Virgin Mary after Christianization....
Deities name "Bolon Ti Ku" Mayan / Mesoamerican / Mexico Chthonic underworld gods. A collective term for a group of nine deities not otherwise clearly defined. They are probably still invoked by modern Mexican Indians....
King name "Bolverkr aka Bolverk" Norse [Working terrible things]. An assumed name of Odin, when he went to get Suttung's mead. Norse
"Bona Dea" Roman A Roman divinity, who is described as the sister, wife, or daughter of Faunus, and was herself called Fauna, Fatua, or Oma, worshipped at Rome from the earliest times as a chaste and prophetic divinity; and her worship was so exclusively confined to women.
"Boon-givers" India Favourers, finders of light, and heaven, with gracious love accept my songs, my prayer, my hymn. The Rig-Veda
Goddess name "Boora Pennu" Indian / Khond God of light. A local deity in the Orissa province who created the earth goddess TARI PENNU as his consort and through her engendered the other great gods. Until recently this deity was the subject of sacrifice in notorious meriah rituals, which involved violent human sacrifice....
God name "Bor" Nordic / Icelandic Archetypal god. In the creation account, according to Snorri, a living creature called Ymir was formed in the misty void of Ginnungagap. Ymir was nourished by the milk of the cow Audhumla, who licked salty ice blocks and released a second individual called BURI. He had a son called Bor. Bor, in turn, engendered the AESIR gods OTHIN, VILI and VE. Also Borr.See also Othin....
"Borak" Arab Borak or Al Borak (the lightning). The animal brought by Gabriel to carry Mahomet to the seventh heaven. It had the face of a man, but the cheeks of a horse; its eyes were like jacinths, but brilliant as the stars; it had the wings of an eagle, spoke with the voice of a man, and glittered all over with radiant light. This creature was received into Paradise.
Spirit name "Boraspati ni Tano" Batak earth spirit Batak
"Boreas" Greek Bopeas, or Bopas), the North wind, was, according to Hesiod (Theogony 379), a son of Astraeus and Eos, and brother of Hesperus, Zephyrus, and Notus. He dwelt in a cave of mount Haemus in Thrace. Greek
God name "Boreas" Greek / also Roman God of the north wind. He controlled the storm which destroyed the Persian fleet sailing against Athens. Identified with Winter frosts. According to the Theogony (Hesiod), he is the son of EOS and Astraeos and is of Thracian origin: “ . . . when Thracian Boreas huddles the thick clouds.”...
God name "Bormanus" Briton God of hot springs Celtic / Briton
Nymph name "Bormus" Greek A son of Upius, abducted by nymphs. Greek
"Borr / Bor" Norse Borr aka Bor [burr, a son; Scotch bairn]. A son of Bure and father of Odin, Vile and Ve. Norse
Goddess name "Borvo" British / Gaul God of hot springs equated with Apollo and has similarities to the goddess Sirona, who was also a healing deity associated with mineral springs. British / Gaul
God name "Borvo" Roman / Celtic / Gallic God of healing. Identified with several therapeutic springs and mineral baths....
God name "Borvo/ Bromo/ Bormanus/ Gramnnos/ Belenos/ Toutiorix" Britain / Gaul The god of hot springs who replaced his mother Sirona
God name "Borysthenes" Arab The Scythian river god of Borysthenes, now called the Dneiper.
Demon name "Bossum" African One of the two chief deities of the Gold Coast, the other being demonio. Bossum, the principle of good, is said to be white; and demonio, the principle of evil, black. African
Demon name "Botis" Hebrew A horrid viper, but when commanded, assumes a human shape, with large teeth and horns. He bears a sharp sword in his hand, discerns past, present and future, and reconciles friends and foes. One of the three demons in the service of Agaliarept. Hebrew
Angel name "Bottomless Pit" Hebrew The abyss, often referred to as hell. The angel in charge is called Abaddon or Appolyon. He has a key that can bind Satan for a thousand years. Hebrew
"Bouders or Boudons" Indian A tribe of giants and evil genii, the guard of Shiva. Indian
"Bower of Bliss" France A Wandering Island, the enchanted residence of Acrasia, destroyed by Sir Guyon. France
"Bozaloshtsh" Wendish A messenger of death who cries like a child outside a house where someone is about to die. Wendish
Goddess name "Brag srin mo" Tibet Goddess of fertility and an ancestral goddess Tibet
God name "Bragi aka Brage" Norse The god of poetry. A son of Odin. He is the best of skalds. Norse
"Brags" England Mischievous Goblins that can take the form of a cow with a white flag around its neck, an ass, or a naked man flapping a white sheet, a chanting girl, or a giant, white singing cat. England
Supreme god name "Brahma" Hindu Supreme god and creator of the cosmos. Hindu
God name "Brahma" Hindu Creator god, part of the main hindu trinity, the other two being Vishnu and Shiva. Brahma is the unmoved, uncaused first cause, and he created everything. Hindu
Ghost name "Brahmadaityas" Hindu Benign ghosts of Brahmin priests with four faces and four hands. They guard their master against Shiva the destroyer.
Goddess name "Brahmahii" Hindu / Epic / Puranic Mother goddess. A SAKTI who in later Hinduism became one of the group of eight ASTAMATARAS or mothers. In another grouping one of nine NAVASAKTIS or mothers. She is attended by a goose and wears a yellow robe. Attributes: Book, label, rosary, trident and water jar. Also Brahmi....
God name "Brahman" Hindu The one and only (formless) supreme aspect of God. The Universe in Potential Static Energy. Hindu
Deity name "Brahmins" Hindu Their "tri-murti" is a three-headed deity, representing Brahma (as creator), Vishnu (as preserver), and Siva (as destroyer).
Goddess name "Branwen" Ireland / Welsh / Manx Venus of the Northern Seas and a goddess of love. Ireland / Welsh / Manx
Goddess name "Branwen/ Branwyn" Irish / Manx / Wales The Venus of the Northern Seas & a goddess of love
Angel name "Brap" Enochian A minor angel, skilled at locating precious metals. Enochian
Spirit name "Breath-of-the-Wind" Iroquoi A spirit of the air and child of Ataensic. Iroquoi
God name "Brekyirihunuade" Akan Brekyirihunuade is the highest god in the religion of the Akan people, "he who knows and sees everything".
God name "Bres Macelatha" Celtic / Irish vegetation god. The son of ERIU and of the Fomorian king Elatha. He is therefore part TUATHA DE DANAAN by parentage but, having become Lord of Ireland, he sides with the Fomorians in the Battle of Moytura and is defeated. Concerned with the supply of food from the land....
Goddess name "Brhaspati (lord of prayer)" Hindu / Vedic, Epic / Puranic Astral god. The personification of the planet Jupiter. In Vedic texts he appears as a priest. The son of Angiras and the guru of the later Hindu pantheon. Considered to be almost identical with BRAHMA. His consort is the goddess TARA and his son is Kaca. He rides in a chariot drawn by eight horses. Color: golden yellow. Attributes: arrow, ax (golden), Book, bow, rosary, staff and water jar....
God name "Briareos" Greek A giant with fifty heads and a hundred hands. Homer says the gods called him Briareos
Monster name "Briareus" Greek Also called Aegaeon, a son of Uranus by Gaea. Aegaeon and his brothers Gyges and Cottus are known under the name of the Uranids (Theogony of Hesiod 502), and are described as huge monsters with a hundred arms and fifty heads. (Apollodorus i. Theogony of Hesiod 149) Greek
Goddess name "Brigantia" British A goddess in Britain and Europe. She was the tutelary goddess of the Brigantes in northern Britain (modern Yorkshire) and of the Brigantes on lake Constance in Austria. British
Goddess name "Brigantia" Celtic Goddess of the seasons, doctors smiths, poets, and women in childbirth Pan-Celtic
Goddess name "Brigantia" Roman / Celtic / British Tutelary goddess. The goddess of the Brigantes in the West Riding of Yorkshire. She became identified with CAELESTIS. At Corbridge, Northumberland, there is an altar inscribed to various deities, including Caelestis Brigantia. In a carved stone relief at Birrens, on the Antonine Wall in Scotland, she is depicted with the attributes of MINERVA. She may also bear links with the goddess BRIGIT. She is frequently associated with water and herding....
Goddess name "Brigantia/ Bridget/ Brigit" Pan-Celtic The goddess of the seasons, doctors smiths, poets, & women in childbirth
Goddess name "Brighid" Celtic A goddess of education, healing, sore eyes
Goddess name "Brighid" Celtic Goddess of education, healing, sore eyes Celtic
Goddess name "Brigit aka Brigid" Ireland Brighit, Bridget ("exalted one") was the daughter of Dagda and wife of Bres of the Fomorians. She had two sisters, also named Brighid, and is considered a classic Celtic Triple Goddess. Ireland
"Brimo" Greek The angry or the terrifying, occurs as a surname of several divinities, such as Hecate or Persephone (Argonautica), Demeter, and Cybele. Greek
"Brisingamen" Scandinavian Freyja's necklace made by the fairies. Freyja left her husband Odin in order to obtain this necklace; and Odin deserted her because her love was changed into vanity. It is not possible to love Brisingamen and Odin too, for no one can serve two masters.
Goddess name "Britannia" Roman / Celtic / British Tutelary goddess. The genia loci of Britain who first appears on the coinage of Antoninus Pius in the second century AD. She became the symbol of the British Empire after being partly syncretized with the Roman war goddess MINERVA....
"Britomartis" Greek Appears to have originally been a Cretan divinity of hunters and fishermen. Her name is usually derived from sweet or blessing, and a maiden, so that the name would mean, the sweet or blessing maiden. Greek
Goddess name "Brizo" Greek A prophetic goddess of the island of Delos, who sent dreams and revealed their meaning to man. Her name is connected to falling asleep. Greek
"Brollachans" Scottish Scottish fairies that help with housework. When frightened they may bleat like a goat.
Goddess name "Bronach" Ireland Goddess linked to forgotten Samhain rituals Ireland
Cyclop name "Brontes" Greek A blacksmith personified, one of the Cyclops. The name signifies Thunder. Greek
"Brown Man Of The Muirs" Scotland Brown Man Of The Muirs, the protector of wild animals. Scotland
"Brownie" Scotland A domestic fairy; the servants friend if well treated. Scotland
Spirit name "Brownies" Scotland house spirits of Scotland doing the housework, guiding cows back to the farmyard and ushering their hens back to their roosts.
God name "Buadza" Gan / district around Accra, Ghana, West Africa God of the wind. Also regarded as a storm god. Also Olila....
"Bubastis" Egypt A daughter of Osiris and Isis, and sister of Horus (Apollo). Her mother, Isis, entrusted Bubastis and Horns to Buto, to protect them from Typhon. Egypt
God name "Bubilas" Lithuania A household god of bees. Later hypothetical reconstructions say that people sacrificed honey for Bubilas. People believed that doing so would make bees swarm better. Bubilas is the husband of Austeja. Lithuania
God name "Bubilas" Lithuanian A household god of bees. Later hypothetical reconstructions say that people sacrificed honey for Bubilas. People believed that doing so would make bees swarm better. Bubilas is the husband of Austeja. Lithuanian
"Bucca" Cornwall A goblin of the wind, supposed by the ancient inhabitants of cornwall to foretell shipwrecks.
"Bucentaur" Venetian Half-man and half-ox. The Venetian state-galley employed by the Doge when he went on Ascension Day to wed the Adriatic was so called
Nymph name "Bucolion" Greek A son of Laomedon and the nymph Calybe, who had several sons by Abarbarea
Goddess name "Buddhaalocana" Buddhist Goddess and female Buddha Buddhist / Shingon
Goddess name "Buddhabodhiprabhavasita (control of the light of the knowledge of the Buddha)" Buddhist Minor goddess. One of a group of twelve VASITAS personifying the disciplines of spiritual regeneration. Color: yellow. Attributes: prayer wheel on a jeweled banner....
"Buddhakapala" Buddhist / Mahayana (Buddha's skullcap) A significant emanation of AKSOBHYA. Alternatively a form of HERUKA. His SAKTI is CITRASENA. Color: blue-black. Attributes: club, cup, drum, image of Aksobhya and knife.
Goddess name "Buddhalocana (Buddha's eye)" Buddhist / Shingon Goddess. A female buddha (see LOCANA)....
Goddess name "Buddhi (perception)" Hindu / Puranic (1) Minor goddess. Sometimes identified as consort of the MAHA-GANAPATI form of the elephant god GANESA, depicted seated on his knee.(2) Minor goddess. Jain....
Planet name "Budha (awakening)" Hindu / Vedic, Epic / Puranic (1) Astral god. The personification of the planet Mercury. The son of SOMA (CANDRA) and TARA or ROHINI. Depicted in a chariot drawn by eight horses or lions (sometimes a single lion). Color: yellow. Attributes: bow, club, rosary, shield and sword. Also Candraja and Candrasuta. 2. Astral god. Buddhist. The personification of the planet Mercury. Stands on a lotus. Attributes: bow and arrow....
Demon name "Buer" Unk A demon of the second order and has the form of a star, though sometimes depicted with the head of a lion and the feet of a goat. He appears when the Sun is in Sagittarius. Unk
Supreme god name "Buga" Siberia / Tungus The supreme god and represents the entire universe. Siberia / Tungus
"Bugady Musun" Siberian Revered by many Siberian peoples. Bugady Musun was the patron of wildlife and the guardian of animals.
"Bugarik" Assam / Garos A lovely river siren with the body and arms of a woman, but no legs. Her head floats on the current and she will kill anyone she catches.
Spirit name "Bugarit" British The spirit found on building sites and invoked as the cause of minor accidents. British
God name "Bugid Y Aiba" Puerto Rico / Haiti God of war. Classed as one of the ZEMIS. The local Indians have believed that the deity can give them strength. When they smoke in a ritual ceremony in honor of the god, their arms increase in size. He will also restore failed eyesight....
Goddess name "Buk" Neur / Sudan The goddess of rivers & streams
Goddess name "Buk" Nuer / Sudan River goddess. A guardian against attack by crocodiles, she is invoked by the sacrifice of a goat. Known as the “daughter of the fireflies.”...
Goddess name "Buk Neur" Sudan Goddess of rivers and streams Sudan
Goddess name "Buku" Africa God / goddess of the sky Africa(west)
"Bulis" Greek Bulis metamorphosed into a drake; and his son, Egypios, into a vulture. Greek
God name "Buluc Chabtan" Mayan Sometimes referred to as "God F," he was a war god who received human sacrifices. Mayan
God name "Buluc Chabtan" Mayan / Mesoamerican / Mexico God of war. Associated with human sacrifice and depicted with a characteristic black line encircling the eye and extending down the cheek. Also God F....
God name "Bumba" Boshongo / Bantu / southern Africa Creator god. The progenitor of the world out of chaos. When he experienced stomachache he vomited the earth, Sun, moon and, finally, all living things, including mankind....
Supreme god name "Bunjil" Australia Supreme god, represented as an eagle. The Kulin claim he is a culture-hero who taught them all the important skills of life, but the Wurundjeri claims he created mankind. He now lives in the sky. Binbeal, the Rainbow spirit, is his son. Australia
"Bunus" Greek The son of Hermes and Alcidameia
"Buphagus Pausanias" Greek Buphagus Pausanias tells us that the son of Japhet was called Buphagos (glutton), as Hercules was called Adephagus, because on one occasion he ate a whole ox. Greek
"Buraicus" Greek A surname of Heracles, derived from the Achaean town of Bura
"Bure" Scandinavian The first woman, and sister of Borr, the father of Odin. Scandinavian
"Buri" Norse One of two primordial beings, licked out of the stones by Audhumla. Norse
God name "Buri" Nordic / Icelandic Archetypal god. According to Snorri, one of two primordial beings. Ymir was formed from the misty void of Ginnungagap, and Buri emerged from the blocks of salty ice on which the cosmic cow Audhumla fed. He had a son, BOR, who engendered the AESIR gods OTHIN, VILI and VE. Also Bori....
God name "Buriyas" Kassite / Iran Tutelary war god. He was invoked by the Kassite armies which overthrew Babylonia in the sixteenth century BC....
King name "Burl aka Bure" Norse The father of Bor. He was produced by the cow's licking the stones covered with rime, frost. Norse
"Burlond" Britain A giant whose legs Sir Tryamour cut off. Britain
Demon name "Bush-asp" Parsi A long handed demon who lulls men to sleep then attacks them. Parsi
Demon name "Bushyasta" Zoroastrian The yellow demon of lethargy and sloth. He is the evil genius which causes men to oversleep and to neglect their religious duties. Zoroastrian
God name "Bussumarus" Celtic God of storm and mist and fog and lightning and thunder. Celtic
"Butes" Greek Son of Boreas, a Thracian, was hostile towards his step-brother Lycurgus, and therefore compelled by his father to emigrate. He accordingly went with a band of colonists to the island of Strongyle, afterwards called Naxos. But as he and his companions had no women, they made predatory excursions, and also came to Thessaly, where they carried off the women who were just celebrating a festival of Dionysus. Butes himself took Coronis; but she invoked Dionysus, who struck Butes with madness, so that he threw himself into a well. Greek
"Buto" Egypt An Egyptian divinity, whom the Greeks identified with their Leto, and who was worshipped principally in the town of Buto, which derived its name from her. Festivals were celebrated there in her honour, and there she had also an oracle which was in high esteem among the Egyptians. Egypt
Spirit name "Butze" German A household spirit. German
"Bwca" Welsh The Welsh version of the Brownie with slightly nastier tempers and have tantrums if their work is criticized. They despise tattletales and people with long noses.
"Byzas" Greek A son of Poseidon and Ceroessa, the daughter of Zeus and Io. He was believed to be the founder of Byzantium. Greek
"C?os" Greek Son of heaven and earth. He married Ph?be, and was the father of Latona. Greek
Goddess name "CERES" Roman Mother goddess. Mother goddess. Ceres is arguably the most recent model of the “great mother” whose predecessors include INANA, IS TAR, ARTEMIS, KYBELE and Demeter on whom she is directly modeled. She is the daughter of KRONOS (Cronus) and RHEA and one of the more important consorts of JUPITER. Ceres was worshiped through the festivals of Thesmophoria and Cerealia in sanctuaries throughout the Greco-Roman empires....
Spirit name "CERNUNNOS" Celtic, Gallic Fertility and chthonic god. Cernunnos appears to have been recognized in the region of Gaul which is now central France. He is typically drawn as a man bearing the antlers of a stag, not necessarily representing an animal spirit but a deity closely involved with animals and one which can transform instantly into animal shape. In the Celtic world, horns and antlers were generally regarded as symbols of virility and fertility....
Goddess name "CHALCHIUHTLICUE (her skirt is of jade)" Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico water goddess. Featuring strongly in creation mythology, Chalchiuhtlicue presided over the fourth of the world ages which terminated in a great deluge. She is the tutelary deity of the fourth of the thirteen heavens identified at the time of the Spanish conquest, Ilhuicatl Citlalicue (the heaven of the star-skirted goddess). She takes the role of a vegetation goddess responsible for the flowering and fruiting of the green world, particularly maize; she also takes responsibility for such natural phenomena as whirlpools. Attributes include a rattle on a baton, and her dress is adorned with waterlilies....
Goddess name "CIPACTLI (great earth mother)" Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Primordial goddess. Not strictly a goddess, but significant enough in Aztec cosmogony to be included here. According to tradition she was created in the form of a huge alligator-like monster by the underworld deities MICTLANTECUHLTI and MICTECACIHUATL. She may equate with TLALTECUHTLI, the toad-like earth monster torn apart to form heaven and earth. According to one tradition she emerged from the primordial waters and engaged in a fierce struggle with the Sun god TEZCATLIPOCA during which he tore off her lower jaw to prevent her sinking back into the depths and she bit off his right foot. The mountains are said to be the scaly ridges of her skin....
Goddess name "COATLICUE (the serpent-skirted goddess)" Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Mother goddess. The creator goddess of the earth and mankind and the female aspect of OMETEOTL. One of the group classed as the TETEOINNAN complex. She has 400 sons, the stars of the southern sky, and is the mother of the goddess COYOLXAUHQUI. Later, as a widow, she was impregnated by a ball of feathers as she was sweeping the “serpent mountain” of Coatepec near Tula. Her other children decapitated her as punishment for her dishonor, but she gave birth to the Sun god HUITZILOPOCHTLI who subsequently slew Coyolxauhqui and her brothers, thus banishing night for day. According to tradition Coatlicue feeds off human corpses. She is also recognized as the patron deity of florists....
Goddess name "COVENTINA" Roman / Celtic / British Tutelary and water goddess of uncertain affinities. Little is known of Coventina other than that she was a purely local British goddess of some importance. She is best observed from the period of the Roman occupation, at which time she shows a classical influence but is clearly Celtic in origin....
Angel name "Caaba" Arab The shrine of Mecca, said by the Arabs to be built on the exact spot of the tabernacle let down from heaven at the prayer of repentant Adam. Adam had been a wanderer for 200 years, and here received pardon. The shrine was built, according to Arab tradition, by Ishmael, assisted by his father Abraham, who inserted in the walls a black stone presented to him by the angel Gabriel.
"Cabeiri" Greek Mystic divinities who occur in various parts of the ancient world. The obscurity that hangs over them, and the contradictions respecting them in the accounts of the ancients themselves, have opened a wide field for speculation to modern writers on mythology, each of whom has been tempted to propound a theory of his own. Greek
"Caca" Greek A sister of Cacus, who, according to some accounts, betrayed the place where the cattle were concealed which Cacus had stolen from Hercules or Recaranus. She was rewarded for it with Divine honours, which she was to enjoy for ever. Greek
Deities name "Cacoch" Mayan / Mesoamerican / Mexico Creator god. According to tradition he engendered the water lily from which sprang all the other deities of the Mayan pantheon. He is also portrayed as a messenger of the creator god HACHACYUM. Also Kacoch....
Deities name "Cacodaemons" Greek Minor deities, one of whom it was believed was attached to each mortal from his birth as a constant companion and acting as a sort of messenger between the gods and men.
"Cacos or Cacus" Greek Lived in a cave and committed various kinds of robberies. Among others, he also stole a part of the cattle of Hercules. Greek
"Cacus" Greek A fabulous Italian shepherd, brother of Caca, who was believed to have lived in a cave, and to have committed various kinds of robberies. Among others, he also stole a part of the cattle of Hercules or Recaranus and, as he dragged the animals into his cave by their tails, it was impossible to discover their traces. But when the remaining oxen passed by the cave, those within began to bellow, and were thus discovered. Greek
Nymph name "Cadmilus" Greek According to Acusilaus a son of Hephaestus and Cabeiro, and father of the Samothracian Cabeiri and the Cabeirian nymphs. Others consider Cadmilus himself as the fourth of the Samothracian Cabeiri. Greek
"Cadmus" Greek A son of Agenor and Telephassa, and brother of Europa, Phoenix, and Cilix. When Europa was carried off by Zeus to Crete, Agenor sent out his sons in search of their sister, enjoining them not to return without her. Telephassa accompanied her sons. All researches being fruitless, Cadmus and Telephassa settled in Thrace. Here Telephassa died, and Cadmus, after burying her, went to Delphi to consult the oracle respecting his sister. Greek
"Cado, St. Maudet, St. Paul" Brittany did similar feats in Brittany.
Hero name "Caeculus" Greek An ancient Italian hero of Praeneste. The account which Servius gives of him runs as follows: At Praeneste there were pontifices and indigetes as well as at Rome. There were however two brothers called indigetes who had a sister. Greek
Goddess name "Caelestis" Carthaginian / North Africa moon goddess. The Romanized form of the Punic goddess TANIT. Elsewhere she became syncretized into the cult of APHRODITE-VENUS. Annual games were held in her honor. She was brought to Rome in the form of an abstract block of stone (like that of KYBELE from Pessinus) and became popular there during the early part of the third century AD; in this guise she was known as the “mighty protectress of the Tarpeian hill.”...
"Caer Ibormeith" Ireland A daughter of Sid Uamuin and Prince Ethal Anbuail of Connacht. Every alternate Samhain she would change into a swan, in which form she would remain for a year before becoming human again the following Samhain. Ireland
God name "Cagn" Kalahari bushmen / southern Africa Creator god. The progenitor of all life on earth....
Deity name "Cagn Mantis" Africa According to the Hottentots and the Bushman the supreme deity and creator of the world whose loves are ‘pleasing' and it is especially attached to the moon, having made it out of one of its old shoes. Africa
"Caha-Paluma" Mayan falling water, she was a woman created specifically to be the wife of Balam-Quitze. Mayan
"Caicus" Greek Two mythical personages, one a son of Oceanus and Tethys (Theogony of Hesiod 343), and the other a son of Hermes and Ocyrrhoe, who threw himself into the river Astraeus, henceforth called Caicus. Greek
Goddess name "Cailleach Bheur" Celtic / Scottish Goddess of Winter. Depicted as a blue-faced hag who is reborn on October 31 (Samhain). She brings the snow until the goddess BRIGIT deposes her and she eventually turns to stone on April 30 (Beltine). In later times the mythical, witch-like figure of “Black Annis” probably derived from her....
Goddess name "Caillech aka Cailleach" Ireland / Scotland / Manx Goddess of Winter and the goddess in her destroyer aspect. Ireland / Scotland / Manx
Goddess name "Caillech/ Cailleach/ Carlin/ Mala/ Liath" Irish / Scotland / Manx A goddess of Winter & the goddess in her destroyer aspect
"Cairn Maiden" Scotland A beautiful, golden haired girl who slices off the heads of harvesters. Scotland
"Cakixia" Mayan Cakixia "water of parrots," she was a woman created specifically to be the wife of Iqi-Balam
"Cakra" Hindu Is thought to be a nexus of metaphysical and / or biophysical energy residing in the human body. The New Age movement, and to some degree the distinctly different New Thought movement, have also adopted and elaborated on this belief. Hindu
Deities name "Cakra (wheel)" Hindu Embodiment of the creator's mind. Emerging in the form of a six-spoked wheel (less frequently eight) which also epitomizes the passage of time, and is a symbol of wholeness and protection. Particularly associated with VISNU and KRSNA, the cakra is a common attribute held by many deities. It is probably of great antiquity since it is known from the time of the Indus Valley civilization (prior to 1700 BC). In Jainism and Buddhism it is the “wheel of the law” which leads to perfection....
Goddess name "Cakresvari (lady of the cakra)" Jain / India Goddess of learning. One of sixteen VIDYADEVI headed by the goddess SARASVATI. Also one of the twenty-four SASANADEVATA or messenger goddesses....
"Caligorant" Egyptian An Egyptian giant and cannibal who used to entrap strangers with a hidden net. This net was made by Vulcan to catch Mars and Venus, Mercury stole it for the purpose of catching Chloris, and left it in the temple of Anubis; Caligorant stole it thence. At length Astolpho blew his magic horn, and the giant ran affrighted into his own net, which dragged him to the ground. Whereupon Astolpho made the giant his captive, and despoiled him of his net.
"Callirhoe" Greek A daughter of Oceanus, who was the mother of Geryones and Echidna by Chrysaor. By Neilus she was the mother of Chione, and by Poseidon of Minyas. Greek
Nymph name "Callisto" Greek Is sometimes called a daughter of Lycaon in Arcadia and sometimes of Nycteus or Ceteus, and sometimes also she is described as a nymph. (Apollodorus iii) She was a huntress, and a companion of Artemis. Greek
Goddess name "Cally Berry" Ireland Maiden goddess who, whilst her husband grew old and grey, she remained young and beautiful. Ireland
Goddess name "Calounger" Brazil death goddess and / or Goddess of the sea Brazil
"Calpe" Roman Calpe and Abyla. The two pillars of Hercules. According to one account, these two were originally only one mountain, which Hercules tore asunder; but some say he piled up each mountain separately, and poured the sea between them. Roman
"Calva" Roman A surname of Venus at Rome, which is derived by some from the verb calvere, to mock or annoy.
"Calyce" Greek Three mythical beings, the one a daughter of Aeolus and Enarete, and mother of Endymion (Apollodorus i.); the second a daughter of Hecaton and mother of Cygnus by Poseidon and the third is mentioned by Apollodorus among the daughters of Danaus; but the whole passage is probably corrupt. Greek
"Calydon" Greek A son of Aetolus and Pronoe, married to Aeolia, by whom he became the father of Epicaste and Protogeneia. He was regarded as the founder of the Aetolian town of Calydon. Greek
Hero name "Calydonius" Greek A surname of Dionysus, whose image was carried from Calydon to Patrae and of Meleager, the hero in the Calydonian hunt.
Nymph name "Calypso" Greek Under this name we find in Hesiod (Theogony 359) a daughter of Oceanus and Tethys, and in Apollodorus (Apollodorus i.) a daughter of Nereus, while the Homeric Calypso is described as a daughter of Atlas. This last Calypso was a nymph inhabiting the island of Ogygia, on the coast of which Odysseus was thrown when he was shipwrecked. Greek
God name "Camaxtli" Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico God. See also MIXCOATL-CAMAXTLI....
God name "Camaxtli aka Mixcoatl-Camaxtli" Aztec A god of hunting, war, fate and fire and one of the four creator gods, who made the earth. He leads human sacrifices and warriors who have been slain in battle to the eastern sky, where they become stars. Aztec
Monster name "Camazotz" Mayan The cult of Camazotz worshipped an anthropomorphic monster with the body of a human, head of a bat. The bat was associated with night, death, and sacrifice. Mayan
"Cambalo's Ring" Greek Given him by his sister Canace. It had the virtue of healing wounds.
"Cambions" Hebrew The offspring of incubus and succubus. Hebrew
Goddess name "Camenae" Roman Goddesses of springs, wells and fountains, or water nymphs of Venus . They were wise, and sometimes gave prophecies of the future. There were four Camenae: Carmenta, Egeria, Antevorta, and Postvorta. Roman
King name "Camilla" Roman Of the Volsci was the daughter of king Metabus and Casmilla. Driven from his throne, Metabus was chased into the wilderness by armed Volsci, his infant daughter in his hands. The river Amasenus blocked his path, and, fearing for the child's welfare, Metabus bound her to a spear. He promised Diana that Camilla would be her servant, a warrior virgin. He then safely threw her to the other side, and swam across to retrieve her. Roman
Cyclop name "Campe" Greek A monster which was appointed in Tartarus to guard the Cyclops. It was killed by Zeus when he wanted the assistance of the Cyclops against the Titans. Diodorus mentions a monster of the same name, which was slain by Dionysus, and which Nonnus identifies with the former. Greek
God name "Camulos" Celtic / British war god. Probably the deity from which the name of Camulodunum [Colchester, England] derives. Known from inscriptions and coinage bearing the symbol of a boar....
Goddess name "Camunda" Hindu / Epic / Puranic (1) Goddess. A distinct form of DURGA. The name is said to be a contraction of the names of the demonic beings Camda and Munda killed by her. She is also recognized among the SAPTAMATARA and ASTAMATARA mothers as well as sometimes being regarded as a NAVASAKTI. She stands variously on a lion, an owl and a corpse. Attributes: a large and varied assortment of objects are held. Three-eyed. Also YAMI.(2) Goddess. Buddhist. She stands upon a corpse. Color: red. Attributes: cup and knife....
"Canace" Greek A daughter of Aeolus and Enarete, whence she is called Aeolis, who had several children by Poseidon. Greek
Goddess name "Canda (violent)" Hindu / Epic / Puranic Terrible goddess. A distinct form of DURGA and one of a group of nine NAVADURGAS (“nine durgas). Canda, with Munda, was also one of the demons killed by a form of Durga known as CAMUNDA (contraction of the two demonic names). She is depicted with a large number of attributes. Also a form of MAHISASURAMARDINI....
"Candali" Tibet woman with explosive anger and barely controllable. The sacred fire containing isoteric, exoteric and mystic energy released during Heat Yoga. Tibet
God name "Candamius" Romano - Iberian Astral god. Known from inscriptions and place-names in northern Spain and syncretized with Jupiter....
God name "Candarosana" Buddhist / Mahayana God. A form of the god AKSOBHYA. Color: yellow. Attributes: noose, skin and sword....
Goddess name "Candelifera" Roman She Roman is a mother goddess responsible for bringing in the child into the light
God name "Candesvara (the lord of Canda)" Hindu / Epic / Puranic Minor god. A benevolent aspect of S IVA. Also an attendant on S iva, said to have been a youthful cowherd. He sits on a lotus throne. Attributes: arrow, ax, bow, club, crown, hatchet, noose, rosary, snake, trident and water jar....
Goddess name "Candesvari" Buddhist / Mayhayana A minor goddess that stands upon a corpse
Goddess name "Candesvari (fierce lady)" Buddhist / Mahayana Minor goddess. She stands upon a corpse. Color: yellow. Attributes: grass and an antelope....
Demon name "Candesvari aka Candika" Nepal A form of Durga or Gauri, the Consort of Siva; she is one of the astamatrka and the navadurga who destroyed her demonic offspring. Nepal